I would like to mention a few things before getting to Andrew's post:
Microsoft is changing the name and functionality of the Snipping Tool for Windows 10 in an upcoming update. I use the Snipping Tool regularly to include screenshots in documentation. After the 1809 Feature Update was installed on my laptop, I noticed a warning the first time I opened the Snipping Tool. The warning basically states that the tool is moving, it will have improved features, and it will be called "Snip & Sketch."
Microsoft hasn't announced when the new version will be forced or what update will make the change permanent. After you get the 1809 Feature Update, you can still use the tool in its basic form. You can also click "Try Snip & Sketch" to start using the new features.
Here is the rest of Andrew's post...
Here is something for your younger patrons:
Doodle for Google contest has launched
Calling all K-12 artists! The Doodle for Google contest kicked off January 8th and will close on March 18th. This year's theme is "When I grow up, I hope..." Visit doodle4google.com for lesson plans and details on how to enter.
Make sure to scroll down on the website for a cool introduction to the contest!
I recently read a piece about the News Literacy website in my WiLS Community Chronicle e-newsletter:
The News Literacy Project is a national education nonprofit offering nonpartisan, independent programs that teach students how to know what to believe in the digital age. Check out their website for more information, their professional development opportunities, the Civics Connection blog, and to subscribe to The Sift, their newsletter in which staff “sort through recent rumors, hoaxes and other misinformation to bring you the best teachable moments in news literacy.”
I then explored the website, finding it to be an interesting mixture of educational snippets and opportunities for educators to take classes in preparation for guiding/teaching others. It is definitely worth checking out, especially since it has such a wonderfully constructive goal of helping all of us to better navigate the often manipulated news and views found through any form of media.
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